Western Swing Authoritythewesternswingauthority.com
Do you like traditional Country, Swing, Jazz and Blues? Then you’re going to love Western Swing!
The Western Swing Authority is Canada’s most recognized and awarded authentic Western Swing group. Made up of a collection of some of the country’s finest touring and studio musicians, they came together to play the timeless style of music they love. Seamlessly combining stellar musicianship and vocals with traditional country and jazz standards and their own “new vintage” originals, they have created a sound that is truly their own.
WSA have been recognized with awards and nominations in both Canada and the United States and are reintroducing the Western Swing sound to an entire new generation of music lovers with every performance. Their live show has been described as “all killer, no filler” by Cashbox Canada Magazine.
Their 4th studio album, “BIG DEAL”, includes guest appearances by 9x Grammy winner Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Grammy nominated Jazz sensation Jane Monheit, Canadian Country Stars George Canyon and Jason McCoy, along with many more amazing artists who have added their support and talent to the project. Over their almost 12 years together they have captured the attention of two of the music industry’s most legendary icons, receiving an invitation to play a private party in Nashville in March of 2018 for none other than Garth Brooks and his manager Bob Doyle.
Though individual members’ touring and recording credits are impressive, including names like Gordon Lightfoot and Dean Brody, it is the sum of the parts that is garnering attention and recognition worldwide.
The Western Swing Authority is Shane Guse (fiddle, vocals), Stacey Lee Guse (vocals), Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald (steel guitar), Dan Howlett (fiddle, vocals), Paul “Chappy” Chapman (guitar and vocals), Matthew Lima (stand up bass) and Jimmy Boudreau (drums).
“Love the WSA. Great accomplished players who play Western Swing like it should be played!” – Ray Benson/Asleep at the Wheel
“The Western Swing Authority is taking our music into the new millennium. With exceptional musicianship and knock your socks off vocals, they’re everything a swing band should be!” – Carolyn Martin/Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee
“As Merle Haggard brought the music of Bob Wills and Western Swing to a new generation of listeners, The Western Swing Authority is paying it forward not only by recording and performing these classics, but also writing new material proudly carrying on the style of traditional Western Swing music.” – Scott Wikle – My Kind of Country
“It’s impossible to listen to this record and not feel happy afterwards.” –Country Perspective
“A retro treat” – New Canadian Music
“Lush and fabulous. ” – Robert Oermann, Music Row Magazine
“Perhaps the finest album I have heard for some time” – Russell Hill Maverick Magazine
Awards and Nominations
2020 CMA Ontario – Nominated – Roots Artist of the Year
2019 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2019 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated-Female Western Swing, Stacey Lee
2019 CMA Ontario – Nominated – Roots Artist of the Year
2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated – Western Swing Female (Stacey Lee)
2017 CCMA Awards – WINNER – Fiddle Player of the Year (Shane’s 5th time to win so he is now retired from the category and inducted into the CCMA Musicians Hall of Honour
2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated-Female Western Swing, Stacey Lee
2016 Academy of Western Artists – WINNER – Best Western Swing Female, Stacey Lee
2016 CCMA All Star Band Award – WINNER – Ed Ringwald, Steel player of the year (Ed’s 5th time to win so he is now retired from the category and inducted into the CCMA Musicians Hall of Honour)
2016 CCMA All Star Band Award – WINNER – Shane Guse, Fiddle player of the year
2016 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Best Western Swing Album (Now Playing)
2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated-Female Western Swing, Stacey Lee
2015 CCMA Awards – Nominated – Roots Artist of the Year
2015 Country Music Association of Ontario – WINNER – Group of the Year
2015, 2014 Country Music Association of Ontario – WINNER – Roots Artist
2015 Academy of Western Artists – WINNER – Best Western Swing Group
2015 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Western Swing Female, Stacey Lee
2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated-Best Western Swing Group
2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated-Female Western Swing, Stacey Lee
2014 CCMA Awards – Nominated – Group of the Year
2014 CCMA Awards – Nominated – Roots Artist of the Year
2014, 2011, 2010 CCMA All Star Band Award – WINNER – Shane Guse, Fiddle player of the year
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 CCMA All Star Band Award – WINNER – Ed Ringwald, Steel player of the year
2014 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Group or Duo
2014 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2014 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Female Vocalist (Western Swing)
2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2013 Independent Music Award – WINNER – Best Americana Song “I’ve Got A Feelin’”
2013 IMA Vox Populi Award – WINNER – Best Americana Song “I’ve Got A Feelin’”
2013 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Best Group
2013 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Songwriter of the Year “All Dolled Up”
Aeolian Phoenix Sessionsaeolianhall.ca/phoenix
Welcome to the Aeolian Phoenix Sessions
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Every month we premier at least four productions recorded at Aeolian’s studios or in the artist’s home.
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart.
Interested in one show only? Trust us: you’ll like what you see. Try the Phoenix Sessions all month and experience a few productions that you might never have seen in person.
Our goal was to reignite live music and get artists on stage, technicians behind the soundboard and our patrons on their feet listening to extraordinary talent in extraordinary times.
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